With a background as a industrial worker, politician, and student of international relations, Hjalmar’s entry to the NTNU was not a traditional one. He first moved to Kristiansand where he studied Development Studies for one year, before he entered the Industrial Economics and Technology Management master’s programme at NTNU specializing in mechanical engineering. After studying for two years at NTNU he went on an exchange for one year to the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Hjalmar loves to travel, and has visited numerous countries in Europe, Asia and South-America. Hjalmar has been involved in Start NTNU as a project manager, and is currently a mentor for the organization.